The 50 Best Concealed Carry Guns in 2017

The 50 Best Concealed Carry Guns in 2017

Why Are These The Best Concealed Carry Guns? I’ve put together a list containing 50 of the best Concealed Carry guns on the market today. This list is primarily based on what gun models we see our customers ordering holsters for the most. I looked at tens of thousands...
List of Concealed Carry FAQ

List of Concealed Carry FAQ

There are always questions that I field, when talking with people in my community. Here’s a gigantic list to send to all your friends who always have a question about concealed carry with links and some of my personal favorites. Please feel free to laugh, but also...
Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

As we are beginning this holiday season, let’s remember to thank the unexpected people in our lives: the teller at the bank, the cashier that’s scanning your holiday items, your children’s teachers or babysitter, and all the other people who might have work before...
Spare Mag?

Spare Mag?

Wandering Through the World of Concealed Carry by John Guthrie Spare Magazine? There are literally thousands of articles available today, regarding concealed carry and all it entails. Unfortunately, most of the material gives the impression that one must have high end...
A Different Perspective on the Four Safety Rules

A Different Perspective on the Four Safety Rules

Yeah, I know. This topic feels like it’s been ground into the dirt. Go ahead and get all your groaning out of the way. I can wait. … Better? Alright, let’s get to it. So, I want to take a different look at the four gun safety rules. They are not just for safety at the...
Veteran’s Day 2017

Veteran’s Day 2017

In the words of John F. Kennedy, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” This day, for some, might just represent just another day. However, for others this day represents a day of...
Verbal Defense & De-escalation

Verbal Defense & De-escalation

We have talked, some, about situational preparedness in another post. Now, I want to explain a little about some of the things you should try first before even drawing your weapon. Lawyers and Law Enforcement will tell you: Do not draw your weapon unless you mean to...
Getting Pulled Over as a Concealed Carrier

Getting Pulled Over as a Concealed Carrier

I realize that getting pulled over can stress just about anyone out. But for a concealed carrier, it can be even more stressful because there’s a gun in the vehicle. In fact, being stressed or acting nervous can put the officer on higher alert. When an officer...
4 Situations Conceal Carriers Need to Practice

4 Situations Conceal Carriers Need to Practice

When we practice it is important to not just simply point our weapons downrange, aim, and fire. We also need to prepare for events, encounters, and situations where we might encounter a situation where we will need to use our weapon. Of all the news coverage I’ve...
Travel Awareness & the “Grey Man” Concept

Travel Awareness & the “Grey Man” Concept

When I did my concealed carry training one of the key things I was taught and cautioned was this: People live in three levels of awareness. Situational Awareness 1) Green – this is a level where a person is not concerned with anything other than themselves; paying...
5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Your Daughter to Shoot

5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Your Daughter to Shoot

Many of you are parents—and some of you have daughters. My step-father once told me about the birth of his only child, my stepsister, that when the doctor placed her in his arms the day she was born, he looked up to the sky—horrified: “A girl?” expecting a boy, but...
Make your Self-Defense Firearms your Priority

Make your Self-Defense Firearms your Priority

I’ve written many times, “who doesn’t love another excuse to get another gun” and other similar phrases. Which I still stand by—collecting and having a wide range of firearms can be an asset and enjoyable. However, it can also be a detriment. Guns are tools—machines...
2 Holsters In 1

2 Holsters In 1

The V2 No Print Wonder Holster is 2 Holsters in 1! The No Print Wonder Holster is the best holster on the market for concealing a handgun behind the hip. However, some may prefer to convert their holster to our single-clip Stingray holster. The Stingray is faster and...
Malfunction Practice

Malfunction Practice

Going to the range or running a tactical course is one thing (that we all don’t get enough of), but another thing we all could use is incorporating malfunction drills. In the real world, if we have to draw our weapon in self-defense, you might encounter a malfunction....
Keeping a Cool Head

Keeping a Cool Head

A few years ago, before my nephew (who is now 2) was born, my family decided to visit the local 24-hour diner for a late dinner after a church one Tuesday night. We sat at an L shaped portion of the bar, with my mother and my step-father sitting where they could see...
Comfort Is King

Comfort Is King

The Comfort  Cling Uses a Gel-like Core You can’t beat the ease of use and pure comfort that the Comfort Cling holster offers. The best holster is the one you actually use. You will use the Comfort Cling holster constantly. Why? It’s easy to use It’s...
When to Use Your CCW in Defense of Others

When to Use Your CCW in Defense of Others

First, let me remind you guys that I am not a lawyer and these are strictly my personal opinions based on my own morals, training, and interpretation of the law. This is not intended to be legal opinion, nor legal advice, but for general educational purposes. For...
Carrying a Reload

Carrying a Reload

Hear me out. I realize that it is highly unlikely for a concealed carrier to have to reload during a self-defense situation. So why carry one at all, right? But also, aren’t we in the “better have it and not need it, rather need it and not have it” club already? Being...
How Often Should You Change Your Carry Ammo?

How Often Should You Change Your Carry Ammo?

Most people probably don’t change out their CCW loads enough. But one thing you should keep in mind is that primers and powder are susceptible to extreme heat, cold, and moisture. The ammo you keep in your gun safe in the box is hardly under the same conditions the...
5 Reasons Gun Culture is Not a Fad

5 Reasons Gun Culture is Not a Fad

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to Gun Culture in the United States. The media likes to show all the horrors—the accidents, the school shootings, the robberies, the deaths. People want to blame objects—rather than the people misusing a tool. But that’s...
Don’t Forget Your Hearing Protection

Don’t Forget Your Hearing Protection

This goes for hunters, too (but I’ll get into that later). We’ve all heard “eyes and ears” while we’re at the range. But why not in the woods? I won’t go into too many technicalities but here’s what you need to know, the next time you head to the range and shrug off...
Gun Modification

Gun Modification

Last week, I wrote about changing the grips on your concealed carry pistol. Briefly, I discussed that there are several people ready to disagree with me. Let’s get all that out into the open. Right here. Right now. Legal Implications Many of you are concerned about...
Where to Keep Your Gun at Home

Where to Keep Your Gun at Home

I want to start with a short story: Before my step-father passed away, there were literally dozens of firearms around the house. In the desk drawers, the gun safes, in bookcases, under both beds in different rooms, beside table drawers; long arms in almost every...
An Honest Look at Printing

An Honest Look at Printing

Throughout my life, I have been concerned—in one way or another—about how something looks. When I got my concealed carry license, like many new holders, was concerned about patterning or “printing.” A question of: “is my gun showing through my clothes.” In response to...
How to put on an Inside the Waistband (IWB) Holster

How to put on an Inside the Waistband (IWB) Holster

Inside the Waistband (IWB) holsters are better for Concealed Carry. IWB holsters will pull your gun closer to your body. Plus, the barrel is in your pants for further concealment. Clinger Holsters are designed to pull the grip of your weapon in close to the body....
Why Change Out Your Gun Grips?

Why Change Out Your Gun Grips?

Many of you have a certain gun that you really like, but it’s missing something. When you hold it, something seems off. Maybe the gun fits a little wider in your hand, or maybe the grip feels slippery. It’s perhaps time to consider modifying your pistol with a new...
Congressman Womack Tours Clinger Holsters

Congressman Womack Tours Clinger Holsters

On August 8th, Congressman Steve Womack took a tour of Clinger Holsters manufacturing facility located in Van Buren, Arkansas. While CEO, Chris Tedder, showed him the newly designed manufacturing lines, the congressman praised the growth, expansion, and ingenuity of...
Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better

I know the trend, now, is moving towards concealed carrying your full size .45, but let me tell you—bigger isn’t always better. Sure, there are benefits to carrying your double-stack .45—literally more bullets—however concealed carrying that pistol is going to be a...
How to Choose a Concealed Carry Holster

How to Choose a Concealed Carry Holster

There are easily thousands of different holsters to choose from, when it comes to concealed carry. So how in the world do you decide? Well here’s a few strategies to help you:   1. Decide how you want to carry. Or rather, what’s the best fit for you—which...
Eliminating First-time Shooter Ignorance

Eliminating First-time Shooter Ignorance

Over the years, I’ve been to the range to test fire several different firearms and there are still many I haven’t shot. But each time I test a new one, I am a first-time shooter (of that particular weapon). Now, I know, you read the title and are thinking: what in the...
A Lady’s EDC

A Lady’s EDC

We all have things that we take with us out into the world, everyday—that’s an EDC (everyday carry). Men, in general, pack lightly, keeping their EDC simple and practical. But, I’d bet that a woman’s EDC is assumed to be less practical or simple—boy have you been...
So You Want to Learn About Ballistics

So You Want to Learn About Ballistics

First of all, let me warn you: this is a hole. A deep, deep hole that once you enter, you will be stuck in there and probably won’t want to come out again. This is one of the most interesting topics, that once you figure it out, you’ll be the nerd fussing over your...
Teach Your Kids about Guns & Gun Safety

Teach Your Kids about Guns & Gun Safety

I have seen so many heartbreaking stories about kids and teenagers accidentally shooting themselves or others. This all boils down to one thing: they were not taught about guns and gun safety. My entire life, I have been around guns—hunting, conceal carry,...
Concealed Carry vs. Open Carry

Concealed Carry vs. Open Carry

The first thing I want to make absolutely clear is this: Open carrying a pistol does not mean you are asking for trouble. However, there are a few things you need be aware of, if you decide to carry openly. First, I want to ask a silly, but perhaps obvious question:...
3 Ways to Get Your Lady to Concealed Carry

3 Ways to Get Your Lady to Concealed Carry

The majority of people who have a concealed carry license are men; I get that. But, more and more women are getting interested in firearms and self-defense. It’s normal to want your lady, mother, aunt, sister, daughter, etc. to learn to protect themselves; especially...
A Real Man Carries a Knife

A Real Man Carries a Knife

Newsletter Sign Up By signing up for our newsletter, you’re automatically entered for our weekly FREE Holster Giveaway! Plus you’ll be alerted to deals, tips,  and news. Success! First Name Last Name Email Enter We already know there’s plenty of reason to...
Home Defense

Home Defense

There are many opinions out there on the best firearm for home defense. Several people have asked me. I, in turn, have asked many people as well. But the majority of people agree on one thing: the purpose of your pistol is to get to your long gun. We all have (at...
Do You Carry Your Gun at Home?

Do You Carry Your Gun at Home?

Do you carry a gun in your home? When I was a newlywed, my wife tried to convince me that my habit of wearing a gun at home was unnecessary. “What reason could you possibly have for carrying that at home” she would say. I have one reason for carrying a gun at home. I...
A Day at the Range

A Day at the Range

This is why you should take someone you trust with you to the range: In February of this year, I went to the range with one of my Marine Vet. friends to work on some tactics for some different situations. Keep in mind that, initially, we’re trained not to draw unless...
10 Ways to Improve Your Shooting

10 Ways to Improve Your Shooting

1. Practice Don’t scoff. How many times have you been to the range this month? Or in the last three months? I’ll be honest, I haven’t been to the range since February and I need to go soon. So, I’m guilty. We all get busy, but we need to make time to improve our speed...
Conceal Carry During the Summertime

Conceal Carry During the Summertime

There are always two important factors when deciding what to wear while carrying concealed. Access and Concealment (obviously). I know it’s hot outside and it’s likely to get hotter as the summer progresses, so let’s talk about carry options for both men and women....
10 Important Reasons to Carry a Gun

10 Important Reasons to Carry a Gun

1) It’s Your Civic Right Under the U.S. Constitution Everyone has heard this one. “We have the right to arm bears!” No-ahem: bear arms. The second amendment protects your right to keep and bear arms for self-defense against zombies, vampires, and masked-men after your...
I Reached for My Gun Yesterday

I Reached for My Gun Yesterday

Yesterday was the first time I’ve reached for my gun while grocery shopping. The scariest part: my wife and four kids were with me. The truth is we never know when a violent or unstable person will cross our path. It sure is comforting in these moments to know you can...
How to Draw from an IWB Holster

How to Draw from an IWB Holster

[ALL POINTS ARE IN REFERENCE TO AN INSIDE WAISTBAND ( IWB HOLSTER)] When drawing a firearm from a concealed holster, there are a few things we all need to know. The first thing you should do, before you even reach for your firearm: Analyze the Situation Ask yourself,...
First Time Gun Buyer Tips

First Time Gun Buyer Tips

“It feels like the First Time… Buying a Handgun.” Why do you need it? Why do you need a handgun? Concealed Carry or Home Defense? For concealed carry, you want it to be smaller, lighter, and less obtrusive. For home defense, you may want something larger and heavier....
Concealed Carry is on the Rise!

Concealed Carry is on the Rise!

Concealed Carry Permits on the Rise WOW! This country is starting to realize there is a 2nd Amendment and they have a God-given right to protect themselves and their families. Nationwide, personal firearm sales, as well as Concealed Carry Permit requests have...
Vegas Hotels are Restricting Gun Rights

Vegas Hotels are Restricting Gun Rights

VEGAS BABY!– Not so much… In Vegas, you can get arrested for having a legally concealed gun? What happens in Vegas… Las Vegas, Nevada is a wonderful place and a great vacation spot! You can stand where Sinatra stood. See Elvis impersonators. You can catch some...
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